Protected: Week 39-Libraries

Protected: Week 39-Libraries

Some of the best places to make a personal appearance, gain new fans and sell more books are libraries: public, privately funded, school and university libraries. There are nearly 120,000 library systems in the United States today, enough to make a public appearance...
When Your Book Has Been Pirated

When Your Book Has Been Pirated

A few years ago I was discussing a great book I’d read with a friend of mine, highly encouraging her to read it. It had been on the New York Times bestseller list in 1996, but let’s face it: some books are great regardless of their initial release dates....
Protected: Week 38-Signings vs Talks vs Events

Protected: Week 38-Signings vs Talks vs Events

Last week we looked at traditional bookstore signings in which you sit at a table, greet customers as they wander by, discuss, sign and sell your books. There are additional ways in which you can increase your chances of exposure and sales.     Talks There...
Creating Your Legacy

Creating Your Legacy

An author has a unique opportunity to create a work that can withstand the test of time. Sometimes their work is not adequately recognized during their lifetime but decades—or even centuries—later their work survives and their legacy truly begins. Consider some of...
Protected: Week 37 – Booksignings

Protected: Week 37 – Booksignings

This week we look at a traditional method to selling books: booksignings.   Why are Booksignings Important?   Less than 1% of all published books are stocked in book stores throughout the United States. If you are fortunate enough to have a major publisher,...

Protected: Week 36 – Blog Tours

This week we look at the unique opportunities offered through blog tours. A blog tour consists of “guest starring” on several blogs during a specified time period, such as a week or a month. Each stop can consist of one or more of the following: A cover reveal A guest...